Track Premiere: Double Grave – ‘The Farm’
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Double Grave are a indie/punk shoegazey type band from Minneapolis, the center of the police violence protests that have erupted over the past couple weeks and spread across the world. So what is a punk band to do in such a situation, but release their art and try to effect change.
Immediately, working toward that change in their home city became the primary objective, so the release of the first single from their upcoming LP, Goodbye, Nowhere!, was postponed. The band was active in aiding the Black Lives Matter movement and the protests, and even as Bandcamp Fee-Free Friday approached, informed us “push it back, some more”. It just wasn’t the time for the song to come out, and we agreed.
However, now that the protests have had some time to grow, the band think they are ready to let some of their art take the stage. Today that starts with their new single, “The Farm”. Their music recalls the dark smooth energy of Midwestern tone champions Cloakroom and Greet Death, and also similarly melodic shoegazey type bands like Nothing. Lyrically, the themes aren’t far from those bands either. They told me the album was about “the damning reality of contemporary existence” so yeah, that sounds about right for life in 2020. “Move out to the farm, try to talk to God again.“
Take a listen to the single below and be on the lookout for the full LP later this summer on Forged Artifacts.
Henderson Cole / @HendoSlice
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